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Sep 22, 2006 06:16 PM

Best local source for canning jars?

I've been getting Kerr mason jars @ the Ballard Safeway, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a local store with a really good selection of canning jars. I generally use plain 8 oz jars, but getting the quilted ones would be super cool. It would also be nice to get 4 oz jars. If there isn't a giid local source, I can always order some online, but I'd rather not deal with the shipping hassles.

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  1. I got some really nice jars at Fred Meyer at 125th and Aurora... they had a pretty big selection, all different shapes and sizes. Here's a link to a picture, these have a really neat short, fat square shape. I think they are either six or eight ounces.

    1. Try Bi-Mart. We got some Jelly Jars there today.

      1. McLendon's on Rainier Ave S (that's the only location I'm familiar with - they have others) is the best I've found since Chubby & Tubby went toes up. Their prices are excellent and the selection of jars and accessories are excellent.

        1. For commercial jars for preserving and canning go to Richards Packaging (in South seattle- call first). They sell lots of different sizes. I like to use the 9 oz straight sided jars with lug lids (these are one piece screw on lids).

          1. The Greenwood Market on 85th just west of Greenwood and next to Fred Meyer. They usually have many different sizes for sale. They are located towards the back of the store on top of one of the frozen food freezers.